Executive Assistant

Employment type: Full time
Location: Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT

About Cambridge Innovation Capital
Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) is a leading venture investor in Cambridge backing and building category-leading deep tech and life sciences companies. CIC currently manages over £300 million and has invested in 30+ companies. CIC is also a preferred investor for the University of Cambridge, Europe’s top source of founders for venture-backed start-ups. Cambridge Innovation Capital Manager Limited (FRN:918898) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

The role
We are looking for an Executive Assistant to support to the Investment Team

  • You will coordinate their day to day activities and have an overarching understanding of their individual priorities and working styles
  • You will have the opportunity to work on a multitude of tasks and projects
  • You will also be on hand to provide high-level administrative and office support to the Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) team to ensure the smooth running of the business
  • Work closely with the Head of Business Support and the Business Support team to ensure continuity of support for the Partners and wider team during periods of absence.

Primary responsibilities

  • Support the team’s work schedule, optimising the efficient use of time and resources through effective planning
  • Arrange meetings, travel, accommodation and facilities
  • Prioritise and manage multiple requests
  • Prioritise and manage your workload
  • Demonstrate collaboration and best-practise
  • Meet and greet guests, arranging refreshments and lunches
  • First point of contact for high-level contacts
  • Project coordination
  • Provide administrative support in respect of CIC’s investment portfolio and new investment opportunities
  • Minute taking
  • Event management
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to support functional projects


  • Updating and designing PowerPoint presentations
  • Supporting the team with administrative tasks including use of Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and SharePoint

Day to day running of the office

  • Maintaining the condition and layout of the office
  • Maintaining files, records and archives, both electronic and paper versions, including confidential papers
  • Answering the telephone and taking messages
  • Building rapport with co-workers throughout the Hauser Forum to manage meeting rooms, car parking, facilities, et cetera

Support and liaise with the Head of Business Support, specifically in relation to:

  • Arranging Board, Investment Committee and other meetings
  • Other duties, commensurate with the level of this post that may be required from time to time

There are opportunities to get involved with operational, business development, marketing, and team building initiatives and as such you will have the opportunity to develop and expand your skills and your role over time.

Person Specification

As Executive Assistant to the Investment Team, we believe the key competencies and attributes required for the role are:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • First rate communication skills
  • Adept multi-tasker – this is a fast-paced environment with multiple projects ongoing at once
  • Broad skill-set and keen to expand your knowledge

You will be

  • Great communicator
  • Proactive, self-directed
  • Exceptionally well organised
  • Thrive in an ever-changing environment
  • Confident using your initiative
  • Resourceful and solution focussed
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude
  • A team player equally motivated when working autonomously

Experience and qualifications

  • Essential: Educated to A-Level, equivalent or above
  • Essential: 3+ years PA/EA experience
  • Advantageous: Professional Services background


  • Competitive base salary, circa £35,000 depending upon experience
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Employer pension contributions 
  • Employee benefits

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How to apply: Please submit you application to talent@cic.vc